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November 15, 2012
TECH SPACE
Lockheed Martin Submits Space Fence Radar Proposal to USAF to Detect and Track Orbital Objects
Moorestown NJ (SPX) Nov 15, 2012
Lockheed Martin has submitted its final contract proposal to build Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system that will improve the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objects. Space Fence will provide much-needed enhanced space situational awareness capabilities for the Air Force and allow the service to decommission the aging U.S.-based Air Force Space Surveillance System, originally installed in 1961. "The original surveillance system wasn't designed to detect and ... read more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

XCOR Announces ATK as Lynx Mark I Wing Detailed Design And Build Contractor
XCOR Aerospace has issued the initial phase of a two-phase contract to ATK's Aerospace Structures Division [NYSE:ATK] for the detailed design and manufacture of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable l ... more
MARSDAILY

Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil
A pinch of fine sand and dust became the first solid Martian sample deposited into the biggest instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity: the Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM. Located inside th ... more
TECH SPACE

Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more


ROCKET SCIENCE

S. Korean space launch faces further delay
South Korea's third try to launch its first space satellite may again be put off due to a delay in getting a Russian replacement part, officials said Wednesday. ... more


DRAGON SPACE

Mr Xi in Space
The recent change of leadership in China has made foreign policy analysts very busy. Nobody is completely sure of how Xi Jinping will steer China, or how the somewhat opaque machinery of China's pol ... more
The Year In Space
EXO WORLDS

Lonely planet: Orphan world spotted in deep space
Astronomers on Wednesday reported they had detected a planet that had strayed from its star system and was wandering alone in deep space. ... more
TECH SPACE

US to station powerful radar, space telescope in Australia
The United States military will station a powerful radar and a space telescope in Australia as part of a major refocusing of priorities towards Asia, the two countries announced Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

STATION NEWS

Russia loses contact with satellites, space station
Russia on Wednesday lost the ability to send basic commands to most of its satellites and segment of the International Space Station following a vital cable failure near Moscow. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

S.Korea postpones rocket launch: official
South Korea has postponed a key satellite launch until the last week of November because of delays in the arrival of rocket parts from Russia, a senior official said Wednesday. ... more
STATION NEWS

Cut in Russian link to space station not serious: NASA
NASA minimized the impact of a cut in Russia's communications link with the International Space Station on Wednesday and said the problem would likely be fixed with the hour. ... more
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MARSDAILY

Mars orbiter back online after system swap
NASA says its Mars Odyssey orbiter has resumed duty after switching to a set of redundant equipment not used since before the spacecraft's 2001 launch. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

Latest China military hardware displayed at airshow
China on Tuesday showed off a new military drone and a model of a next-generation fighter plane as it builds up its own defence capabilities and seeks customers for its hardware. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Plugging an ozone hole

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

ROCKET SCIENCE

S.Korea urges Russia to send rocket parts swiftly
South Korea has urged Russia to send rocket parts as soon as possible so it can go ahead with an already-delayed satellite launch this month, an official said Tuesday. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Lowell Astronomer, Collaborators Point The Way For Exoplanet Search
Though the search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets, is showing researchers that planets are abundant in our galaxy, it helps a great deal to have directions when searching for as-of-yet ... more
MERCURY RISING

High-Frequency Flux Transfer Events Detected Near Mercury
The physical process that creates connections between the magnetic fields emanating from the Sun and a planet - a process known as magnetic reconnection - creates a portal through which solar plasma ... more
MERCURY RISING
Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites


MERCURY RISING
Rover's 'SAM' Lab Instrument Suite Tastes Soil

Mars orbiter back online after system swap

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen


MERCURY RISING
China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year

Moon crater yields impact clues

Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact


MERCURY RISING
Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus

At Pluto, Moons and Debris May Be Hazardous to New Horizons Spacecraft During Flyby

Sharpest-ever Ground-based Images of Pluto and Charon: Proves a Powerful Tool for Exoplanet Discoveries

TIME AND SPACE

CERN collider to become the world's fastest stopwatch?
Heavy ion collisions at CERN should be able to produce the shortest light pulses ever created. This was demonstrated by computer simulations at the Vienna University of Technology. The pulses are so ... more
MARSDAILY

What Arctic Rocks Say About Mars: An Interview with Hans Amundsen
In 1996, a research group led by Dave McKay of NASA's Johnson Space Center claimed to have found evidence of fossilized life in a Mars meteorite. Not only did the shapes look like bacteria, but a fo ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5's sixth launch of 2012
This evening, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Eutelsat-21B and Star One-C3, into their planned tra ... more
MOON DAILY

China's Chang'e-3 to land on moon next year
China will launch its latest lunar satellite in the second half of next year, the Chang'e-3, paving the way for a future manned moon landing, a senior space industry official said on Saturday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

LAUNCH PAD

Arianespace's fourth Spaceport mission with Soyuz ready for fueling

SPACE TRAVEL

Get some bed rest - all 21 days of it

STATION NEWS

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

SPACE TRAVEL

SciTechTalk: All work and no play?

EXO WORLDS

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

EXO WORLDS

Nearby six-planet system could be life friendly

TECH SPACE

Atmospheric CO2 risks increasing space junk: study

SPACE TRAVEL

Obama Win Keeps NASA's Space Plans on Course

EXO WORLDS

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

EXO WORLDS

Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star May Indicate Multiple Planets

Plans for manned space missions advance

X-48 Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Makes 100th Test Flight

Swiss watches tick to Chinese heartbeat

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

NASA tests 'interplanetary Internet'

Britain says no calculators for math tests

CSA: Canada finds its space in space

Clarkson Professor Co-writes Book Promoting Space Exploration

Japan's gadget failures: the futures that never happened

Next steps into the final frontier

China to launch manned spacecraft

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

More Driving And Imaging At 'Matijevic Hill'

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Ariane 5 orbits EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Curiosity Team Switches Back to Earth Time

Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms

NASA's Space Launch System Using Futuristic Technology to Build the Next Generation of Rockets

Survey of 'Matijevic Hill' Continues

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